|| ||"Paul Cutler" <pcutler-AT-foresightlinux.org>|
|| ||Foresight 2.0 Alpha 3 Released|
|| ||Fri, 18 Jan 2008 21:11:29 -0600|
|| ||lwn-AT-lwn.net, distro-AT-distrowatch.com|
The third alpha of Foresight 2.0 has been released. Alpha 3 is
available for download on rBuilder at
both x86 and x86_64. Please be aware that rBuilder may be down for
scheduled maintenance this weekend. This alpha release is not
intended for every day use, but for testing and development of
Foresight Linux is a Linux distribution for your desktop that features
a rolling release schedule that always keeps your desktop up to date.
Foresight includes innovative applications that make using your
computer easy, including Banshee for music management, F-Spot for
photo management, as well as vibrant user and developer community.
New in Foresight 2.0:
The Foresight 2.0 alpha series features a new tar-based installer,
that should install in less than 10 minutes, including formatting a
200 GB hard drive. Foresight is also developing new editions including
KDE and XFCE in addition to GNOME available for x86 and x86_64
processors. Foresight is proud to be the first distribution to ship
* PackageKit to help users update their system and add and remove software
* Syslinux, a new bootloader to replace GRUB.
* GNOME-Do: GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items
present in your GNOME desktop environment (applications, Evolution
contacts, Firefox bookmarks, files, artists and albums in Rhythmbox,
Pidgin buddies, etc.) and perform commonly used actions on those items
(Run, Open, Email, Chat, Play, etc.).
Users should also find it much easier to use binary video card drivers
from Nvidia and ATI than in Foresight 1.x. Transmission is also
included as the default Bittorrent application.
For full release notes, please visit
Because your desktop should be cool.
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